Dento means teeth and alveolar refers to the bony portion of the jaws that holds the teeth. Dentoalveolar surgery includes any procedure to treat problems or diseases occurring in these areas. The most common procedure the oral surgeon performs is the removal of diseased teeth. Removal of teeth is necessary if teeth become decayed or loose from gum disease. Traumatic injuries to the teeth may also necessitate their removal.
Sometimes, tooth disease will also damage the supporting bone or surrounding gum tissue. Some dentoalveolar surgical procedures are designed to restore these tissues to health in order to allow placement of dental prosthesis (false teeth). These may include small bone reconstruction procedures such as bone grafting. Other procedures restore the soft tissues next to the teeth. Soft tissue disease can be restored by grafting, which is transferring healthy gum tissue to sites previously damaged by disease. Sometimes, growths or abnormalities of the soft tissues or jaws must be removed prior to the placement of false teeth.
All dentoalveolar surgery can be performed utilizing either local anesthesia (numbing medicine) or general anesthesia (going to sleep). Each patient has different needs for anesthesia based on the type of surgery they will have. The doctor will thoroughly review your case to determine the best way to complete your surgery comfortably. Patients can expect the procedures to be easily tolerated with minimal recovery time.
Atlantic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
I had a stress crack in a molar from my orthodontic band which I didn’t have crowned— of course over time it worsened and needed to be pulled. Dr. Jungles was fabulous and I only had to be numbed! The whole procedure was quick and relevantly painless! He provided instructions, followed up with me and the whole staff was honestly the best I ever used! I love this office and would highly recommend!
- Ginamarie D
Very good experience, friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Jungles was excellent,will return if needed
- Frank L
Office accomodated me the next day. Was in pain. Staff and Doctor were great. Explained options, procedure and after care. Made an unpleasant situation as comfortable as posssible. Thank You.
- Thomas C
His concern for me to keep me calm. He explain what he was going to do and talk to me during the procedure which did keep me calm. I appreciate his patients
- Phyllis E
I recommend them , A+++
- Robert M
Happy with the care I received!
- Gillian M
Staff was very caring and friendly. Dr. Jungles made me feel calm and as comfortable as possible during procedure.
- Cheryl S
Excellant doctor and staff made me feel very relaxed
- joe nigro n
Doctor Jungles explained condition and what to expect with the surgery and recovery.
All options were presented and insurance coverage and co-pays explained with no “surprise” additional fees.
Surgery out come was excellent.
I highly recommend Dr. jungles and his entire staff was wonderful!
- Gary S.
I was refered to this Dr. and I can only say that I need to thank that person because this office was a complete joy.
- Kevin P.
Everything was great. Two convenient locations too.
- Joe F.
Great job, quick, and barely any pain after all four removed.
- Sarah S
Excellent surgery and friendly staff. I had my wisdom teeth removed and recovery was smooth. Thank you, Dr. Jungels and staff for making me feel very safe and in good hands.
- Nastassia D.
I had gastric bypass surgery years ago, an after effect is that my teeth have began to fall apart, I was able to make an appointment, be seen, and have the bad teeth removed all within a week, I will be following up for the remainder of my teeth and would trust no one else!
- Stanley G.
I was in severe pain for over a year with exposed roots and nerves, I went here and in one appointment the teeth were removed as well as impacted wisdom teeth, I have severe anxiety and they took care of that with local sedation, I am now home recovering and can not wait until the extraction pain goes away so I can see how my new mouth feels
- Stanley G.
Quite amazing, actually. As professional, courteous and efficient as one could imagine.
- Alan M.
I was very pleased with my experience.
I had a great experience. I was so scared and anxious about the whole procedure. The doctor and his staff helped ease that a lot
Great office, I would recommend them to anyone seeking a pleasant and calm experience.
Outstanding. Thank you.
- Catrickes, C. P..